Submitted by Lavalamp 591d ago | news

The future of PlayStation Plus is looking rosy

Gamasutra: "With Sony planning to implement its PlayStation Plus subscription service heavily into the upcoming PlayStation 4 console, research firm IHS Electronics and Media has forecasted that the company will be generating over a billion dollars a year from the service by 2017." (IHS Electronics and Media, PS3, PS4)

shoddy  +   591d ago
Cloud game save and auto update for the win.
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elhebbo16  +   591d ago
I hope auto updates come as a standard for all PS4's.
porkChop  +   591d ago
I'm pretty sure auto update is being removed from PS+ for PS4, and it'll be available for everyone. I could swear Sony said that a while back.
MrMister  +   591d ago
I don't even buy games anymore. In Australia everything is so expensive. I just get an American ps plus account and i'm good. No more buying overpriced games.
T2  +   591d ago
Free games for the win.
Transporter47  +   591d ago
Best gaming subscription for the win.
ApolloTheBoss  +   591d ago
Best deal in the history of mankind for the win.
dcj0524  +   591d ago
Free stuff. Always wins
Zancruz  +   591d ago
Playstation brand will be fine there's a huge benefit to having PS Plus right now.... Sony will also most likely sell a ton more consoles from the beginning this time around and for X1 sold Microsoft has to pay Sony royalties for the use of the Blu Ray disc drive (Look it up). I'm just surprised Microsoft didn't go with the awsome HD DVD Drive this time (Lol). Sony should be rolling around in money this time around, Now IF they can convince us to buy the Vita.... Mmmmmm Micro SD card adapters would help convince me?!
theWB27  +   591d ago
Those royalties won't even be worth mentioning. Sony shares that cut with other companies. So whatever small amount made on each console will then be split even more among other companies and as I hear...Sony doesn't even have the largest percentage in the split.

Which is also moot since Sony pays Micro for certain codecs used for Bluray. Look it up...all these competing companies are paying each other. No victory on that front for Sony.
porkChop  +   591d ago
"Which is also moot since Sony pays Micro for certain codecs used for Bluray. Look it up"

I did look it up. Can't find anything like that so I don't know what you're talking about. The only thing I found is that Sony's Blu Ray share will personally make them $2 to $3 off of every Xbox One.
kingPoS  +   591d ago
You mean VC1? Go on ahead. Tell if you see an VC1 encoded bluray disc made in 2013.

Pro tip: the ps3 has a on screen display that tells you what codec is being used during video playback.
erikthegman  +   591d ago
vita memory cards are too small to support a micro sd adaptor
KILLNSFUN  +   591d ago
Sony has won next gen even before it's started. Too bad gamestop only allowed one preorder per household. I would have bought one for each of my daughters. Now they will be bugging me to use mine. I asked if they wanted a different system but they just laughed and said, " No way! Duh Dad, who wants a stupid xbone? "
Williamson  +   591d ago
"But your just renting those games" is what this comment section is going to be filled with, when clearly no return date exists. PS plus has given me 64 games across ps3, psp, and vita so I'm extremely satisfied with the service.
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porkChop  +   591d ago
I see what you're saying, and I'm also very satisfied with Plus, though there actually is a "return date". It's called an Expiration Date and it ends the day your subscription ends.

The IGC is a rental service, but it's a great one. The first year of the IGC cost something like $0.78 per game. Where the hell else are you going to rent amazing games for $0.78? Best gaming service around, that's for sure.
MrBeatdown  +   590d ago
I never understood the criticism. I swear it's just fanboys trying to find a flaw with the service. The games are yours as long as you subscribe. If you like what you get from the service, you'll resubscribe. Yeah, technically there is an end date, but why does it matter if the service is something you're re-subscribe too?

If you like the service, it's a non-issue.
If you don't like the service, why do you even care that you don't get to keep the games you weren't satisfied with?
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dethpuck  +   591d ago
Yep can't complain great service.
kingPoS  +   591d ago
Or you can view PS+ as a classy highrise apartment. One that has free cable, parking and washing & drying. Did I for forget to mention that the rooms are already furnished.

Yeah... some see it that, and so do I.
Rimeskeem  +   590d ago
PS+ is soooooo amazing i had it for 3 months and got 100$ worth of games and i would have gotten more i my ps3 didnt run out of space which will now change because of 500gb
ice2modern  +   590d ago
Playstation + is da bomb ! thanx Playstation !!!

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